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Definition 1: adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where prehensile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a monkey's prehensile tail

Definition 2: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prehensile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are avaricious and will do anything for money
  • casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields
  • a grasping old miser
  • grasping commercialism
  • greedy for money and power
  • grew richer and greedier
  • prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees

Synonyms for prehensile in the sense of this definition

(prehensile is similar to ...) eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

"an acquisitive mind" "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"

Definition 3: having a keen intellect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prehensile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men

(prehensile is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

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